Wednesday Highlights and Spiritual Insights
Image: The Last Judgement
Wednesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time
Saint of the Day: St. Catherine Laboure
More on St. Catherine Laboure here.
“Oh, how beautiful it will be to hear it said: Mary is Queen of the universe. That will be a time of peace, joy and happiness which will be long… She will be borne like a banner and will make a tour of the world.” The Virgin foretold that this time would come only after “the entire world will be in sadness… Afterwards, peace.”
~ from St. Catherine’s writings recounting the apparitions
On This Day in Catholic History:
741 Pope Gregory III died.
1757 – William Blake, British poet (d. 1827)
1853 – Helen Magill White, first American woman to earn a Ph.D. (d. 1944)
1895 – José Iturbi, Spanish conductor and pianist (d. 1980)
1942 – Paul Warfield, American football player
1949 – Paul Shaffer, Canadian orchestra leader
1950 – Ed Harris, American actor
1953 – Sixto Lezcano, Puerto Rican baseball player